We can’t say it enough: it’s important to spay or neuter your dog. Why? Here’s why.

7 Reasons To Spay or Neuter Your Dog

  1. Your dog will have a better chance in life. According to research, a male neutered dog lives 18% longer than un-neutered male dog. A female spayed dog lives 23% longer.
  2. Less chance of your dog wanting to roam outside of your property, getting into fights with other dogs, car accidents, and other dangers on the street. The chances of fighting with your other dogs in your yard will be much smaller too.
  3. Neutered male dogs have smaller chances of getting testicular and prostate cancer.
  4. Un-spayed female dogs have a greater chance of developing pyrometra (fatal uterine infection), uterine cancer, and cancer in the reproductive organs.
  5. Clinical evidence indicates that female dogs spayed before their first heat are typically healthier.
  6. Male un-neutered dogs are more prone to urine marking their territory. Even some female dogs present this behavior.
  7. Some dogs are more aggressive when not neutered. Aggressiveness can put you and your family’s life in risk. Some cases of dog aggression have led to people putting their dog down or dumping him or her in a shelter.

​If your pet isn’t spay or neutered yet, please make an appointment at the vet and get it done with. It will be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make for your pet. You can contact your vet, or Claus Clinic, to schedule an appointment. Keep in mind, no food for your pet past 7:00 PM the day before neutering/spaying.